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DWG file format

File extension
.dwg
File category
Description
DWG are binary file formats used in the storage of two and three dimensional images mainly used by devices that use computers in design development. The initial development of the file format was in the 1970s and is currently used by professionals like architects, engineers and designers. Licensing for the AutoCAD application is by Autodesk who ownы the application and it is commonly used as the standard for most CAD drawings. Auto desk has been resistant to people determine their source code and have placed watermarks on the different released versions.
Technical details
Files in the DWG format possess vector image data and metadata which mainly using binary coding. A display of the DWG is executed based on instructions that came from data related to an image. Files created by AutoCAD are verified for the purpose of increasing validation of the files. Software like the Autodesk DWG Trueview allows free usage but lacks the TrueConvert software. The free software allows users to view files while utilizing features like the measure and mark up, organization of sheet set and allows them to track their progress. For software like DraftSight, DWG files can be created, edited and viewed. LibreDWG is working to develop free software libraries for files in the DWG format due to the absence of open source viewers for this format.
Programs
AutoCAD
Autodesk DWG TrueView
CorelCAD
Main program
Adobe Illustrator
Developer
Autodesk
MIME type
application/dwg